SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani has welcomed the assertion of Pakistan to facilitate the international Commission of Inquiry to visit Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK).
Pakistan on Thursday said it was ready to facilitate the Commission of Inquiry as proposed in a recent UN report to PaK if India gives a similar access to the UN team to Jammu and Kashmir.
“It is a welcome step,” said Geelani in a statement adding that India must not shy away from this international obligation if it has nothing to hide.
“Until Kashmir issue is resolved, the dance of death and destruction will (see) no end,” Hurriyat chairman said and stressed upon the world body to fulfil its commitments made to the people through the implementation of its Security Council resolutions.
He urged the UNHRC chief to take cognisance of deteriorating human (rights) and prevailing bloodshed in Kashmir and use his good offices to take steps for its peaceful resolution and put an end to bloodshed at the hands of Indian forces in the state.
He expressed hope that the world leadership will play a positive role regarding Kashmir dispute by taking practical steps towards finding its solution.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement said that Geelani was not allowed to offer Friday congregational prayers.
“Geelani is not allowed to offer Friday prayers since past 8 years and his residence has been turned into a jail. He was stopped after he defied house arrest restrictions. The police posted outside his residence did not allow him to venture out,” he said.
“We will never surrender or succumb to pressure but will pursue our cherished mission till it is taken to its logical conclusion,” the spokesperson said.